As a teacher, you want to do whatever it takes to provide the best learning experience for your students.
Just as important as what you teach your students, is how you teach them. When you can better engage with your students, they become more interested in the material.
One way to create a better learning experience for your students is by spending more time moving around your classroom as you teach. Mobility helps improve your teaching experience and benefits your interactions with students by creating a more dynamic learning experience.
How Mobility Helps Teachers Have Better Interactions with Students
When you move throughout the classroom while teaching, both you and your students benefit:
- It creates more opportunities for students to ask questions and ask for feedback: Some students may be more likely to ask questions when you’re near them, especially if they are shy or don’t feel that their question is worth getting a teacher’s attention.
- You can pick up on student body language: Picking up on body language can tell you where some students may need more instruction, or where you might need to tweak your lesson plans to increase engagement or comprehension.
- It creates mutual respect between teacher and student: Walking through your classroom and interacting with your students in closer proximity means you’re not just a figurehead at the front of the classroom, but a real person to your students.
As you can see, teacher mobility improves not only the learning experience but the relationship between teacher and student.
Technology that Improves Teacher Mobility
Now that you know the benefits of teacher mobility, it’s time to look into the technology that will allow you to move freely through the classroom, while still controlling your presentation as you teach your students.
A handheld wireless keyboard with a touchpad will give you all of the power and flexibility you need. With it, you’ll be able to interact with your students without sacrificing your ability to control your display.
For example, you might talk to a student and find that they were confused about a previous slide that is no longer displayed. As you talk to them, you’ll be able to easily navigate back to the slide in question without needing to leave the student to go back to your desk. This prevents a situation where they might have follow-up questions but can’t ask as you’ve already walked away.
For full wireless control of your computer and displays, it’s hard to beat the Wireless Handheld Keyboard.
Featuring a QWERTY keyboard, touchpad, and quick-access keys, this device gives you full flexibility to control your Windows device from up to 65 feet away thanks to the nano receiver. Powered by two AAA batteries, the wireless handheld keyboard offers 60-80 hours of continuous use.
These features give you all of the control you need for your presentation while ensuring that you have the freedom to go around the room to check in with your students and help them clear up any misunderstandings they may bring up as you do so.
Technology Gives Teachers Freedom and Mobility in the Classroom
Having the ability to control your lessons as you move about your classroom gives you the freedom to interact with your students in a meaningful way, improve engagement, and allows your students to ask questions and participate more.
To learn more about how technology can help your learning environment, see Kensington's Education Solutions.